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Machiavelli on Modern Leadership: Why Machiavelli's Iron Rules Are As Timely And Important Today As Five Centuries Ago

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Niccolo Machiavelli, one of the eminent minds of the Italian Renaissance, spent much of a long and active lifetime trying to determine and understand what exceptional qualities of human character-- and what surrounding elements of fortune, luck, and timing-- made great men great leaders successful in war and peace.

In perhaps the liveliest book on Machiavelli in years, Mich
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 5th 2000 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 31st 2000)
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Cody Sexton
Oct 20, 2014 Cody Sexton rated it really liked it
No political figure in history has influenced modern politics more so than Niccolo Machiavelli. Why? Because  Machiavelli, as Mr. Ledeen writes, "invents a new moral reasoning and more redimensions the world, visible and invisible, balancing heaven and hell and making room for a different earth. We inhabit that earth." And never has Machiavelli been more relevant than today. For, as Mr. Ledeen tells us, "the problem we face today is the same as it's been throughout the centuries, to find a suita ...more
Bridget Fitzgerald
If you can get past the blind fury you will feel when he says women don't belong in the military and are pregnanting up submarines with their taxpayer-draining long hairs & incapacitating, men-overwhelming sexual powers - Sorry, men, apparently you are powerless to our Medusa-like charms which rob your strength like a thief in the night! - then you will enjoy the examples in this book, which handily breaks down Machiavelli into digestible chunks via a right wing mindset. I chuckled at the da ...more
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Jun 26, 2015 Daniel Oon rated it it was ok
The book is very much centered around the author's views on Machiavelli. It is backed by facts however the read is very one dimensional and is not very enjoyable. I stopped at the end of chapter 3.
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Lessons from the writings of Niccolo Machiavelli, as applied to modern political dilemmas.
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